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Andalas Energy and Power (ADL), the AIM listed investment company, is pleased to announce that Mr Paul Warwick, an existing non-Executive Director of ADL, has been appointed Chairman of the Board. Paul’s extensive industry experience, both globally and specifically in Indonesia, makes him ideally placed to help drive the strategic vision of the Board and in the process build a significant company focused on oil and gas production and gas to power projects in Sumatra, Indonesia.
In addition, the Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Dan Jorgensen to the Board as Finance Director with immediate effect. Mr Jorgensen, a chartered accountant, brings a wealth of experience with him to his new position, including nearly 15 years’ working with international companies, with a particular focus on the resources sector.
Prior to his appointment, Mr Jorgensen was Finance Director of Northcote Energy Limited. During his tenure, he played an instrumental role in both the Admission of Northcote’s shares to the AIM market as well as its subsequent corporate transactions, which culminated in the acquisition of NAP USA, Inc., which doubled Northcote’s interest in its flagship Shoats Creek Field in Louisiana. In addition to Northcote, Mr Jorgensen has experience from senior management positions with a number of AIM-listed international resource companies. Between 2004 and 2011, he worked for BDO LLP in their Natural Resources team advising a large number of international AIM Companies. He is a chartered accountant and holds a BSC in Economics from Reading University.
Andalas CEO, David Whitby, said “We are pleased that Paul will be moving into his new position as Chairman of the Board. Thanks to his peerless track record in the Indonesian energy sector, in the short time since his appointment as a non-Executive Director, he has already made an important contribution to the successful implementation of our strategy thus far, and his familiarity with the Company will make this a seamless transition.
“We are delighted to have Dan join the Board as our Finance Director. Having already achieved a number of significant milestones since moving into the Indonesian energy sector, the Company is at a pivotal stage in its development and securing the best leadership team is instrumental to building on the progress already made. Dan brings with him the dynamism and experience that will be crucial to our continued success and we look forward to working alongside him as we further our strategy to enter the Indonesian energy market.
“With a strengthened leadership team and a clear vision for 2016, we are very excited about the next stage of our development and look forward to updating the markets in due course.”
Disclosures under Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules
Mr Daniel Bandholtz Jorgensen, aged 35, holds or has held the following directorships and/or partnerships in the previous five years:
|Present Directorships/Partnerships||Past Directorships/Partnerships|
|Northcote Energy Limited
Holtz Properties Limited
Mr Jorgensen does not hold any ordinary shares in the Company.
No additional information relating to Mr Jorgensen is required to be disclosed under Rule 17 or Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
Separately, Andalas Energy and Power Plc announces that, with immediate effect, it has appointed Cantor Fitzgerald Europe as its Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker
For further information, please contact:
|David Whitby||Andalas Energy and Power Plc||Tel: +62 21 2783 2316|
|Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)||Tel: +44 (0) 20 7894 7000|
|Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited (Joint Broker)||Tel: +44 (0) 20 7469 0930|
|Colin Rowbury||Cornhill Capital (Joint Broker)||Tel: +44 (0) 20 7710 9610|
CEB Resources plc is pleased to announce its financial results for the year ended 30 April 2015. The company also announces that its Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 30 April 2015 has today been uploaded to the Company’s website at www.cebresources.com
A further announcement will be made in due course in respect of the notice of the Annual General Meeting.
During the year, the Company exited its coal investments in Poland and Australia, and at the year-end held only its base metals investment in Australia. The Company has subsequently embarked on a joint venture in the oil and gas sector in Indonesia, details of which were announced in June 2015.
During the year, the Company realised a profit of USD 851,000 on its holding in Carbon Investment S.o.o. the owner of the advanced Mariola thermal coal project in Southern Poland. This was achieved by assigning its share option and initial 10% equity stake in Carbon Investment to Balamara Resources Limited in return for 15,000,000 ordinary shares in Balamara with a value of AUD 1,170,000 (USD 1,099,000) and cash of AUD 100,000 (USD 94,000). A total of 20,000,000 ordinary shares in the Company were issued to Carbon Investment as part consideration of the original investment cost were cancelled and returned to the Company. This represented a threefold return on the initial investment within a space of five months. As announced, all shares in Balamara have now been sold thereby realising a net profit on the two investments of USD 219,000.
As announced a successful aeromagnetic survey has been flown at the Australian Peelwood base metals project identifying strong new drilling targets outside the existing ore zone. Both parties to the farm-in arrangement were pleased with the success of this initial survey which has resulted in the delineation of two new strong targets which will be considered for follow-up drilling exploration programs in due course. We have left the valuation of our holding in the Peelwood Project unchanged for the 2015 financial year at USD 179,000.
Financial results and Corporate Governance
The Company continues to keep a very tight control on costs, which amounted to just USD 303,000 in the period.
As a result of the above movements, we show a loss in the period of USD 122,000 and the NAV per share has decreased from 0.3 US cents in April 2014 to 0.2 US cents in April 2015.
On 1 October 2014 the Company changed its Nominated Advisor and Joint Broker from N+1 Singer Advisory LLP to Sanlam Securities UK Limited. The AGM was held on the 31st October 2014 in Perth Western Australia with all resolutions passed. The Company and YA Global Master SPV. Ltd. entered into an Equity Swap Agreement on 13 March 2014 which was also closed in April 2015 by the issue of 29,182,675 ordinary shares for a consideration of GBP 47,000.
The Company recently raised a further GBP 1,600,000 by way of placing primarily to facilitate the joint venture and so is well funded.
Recent Developments – Indonesia
Subsequent to the year end the Company has entered into an agreement with Corsair Petroleum (Singapore) Pte Ltd whereby Corsair has agreed to assign a participating interest in a vehicle which intends to consider and if applicable, apply for two oil and gas concessions in Indonesia, primarily in Aceh and Sumatra. Aceh and Sumatra are known productive oil and gas regions with strong local support for the development of assets.
Oil was first discovered in Aceh in 1883 by Royal Dutch Shell. There are a number of producing oil and gas fields including the Arun gas field (3 bn boe) which was discovered in 1971 by Mobil, which became a cornerstone of the global LNG business following the first cargo of LNG being delivered to Japan in 1977. Due to historic insecurity in the province of Aceh, the oil and gas industry in the region has suffered from under-investment. However with the declaration of Special Region Status the region has benefited from a decade of peace and the Aceh government is now actively looking for investment to upgrade and optimise its oil and gas industry.
Indonesia is a prolific hydrocarbon rich region and was one of the founding members of OPEC. Some 128 basins have been identified, with the Government estimating that the remaining reserves total 7.9 bn bbls and 159 TCF of gas. The country is the 7th largest producer of LNG in the world and the 28th in terms of oil production. The gas industry is characterised by strong domestic demand and a high pricing environment. Sumatra is the engine room of the oil and gas industry with in excess of 70 oil companies operating in the region, including Pertamina, the national oil company, ConocoPhillips, Caltex, and ExxonMobil.
Finally, I’d like to thank all shareholders and our consultants for their ongoing support and hard work in what has been a pro-active 12 months. I look forward to updating all further in coming months and welcome David Whitby a successful oil and gas operator, on to the Company’s Board.
For further information, please contact:
|David Whitby||CEB Resources plc||Tel: +62 21 2783 2316|
|Cameron Pearce||CEB Resources plc||Tel: +44 (0) 1624 681250|
|Lindsay MairAndrew Wagstaff||Sanlam Securities UK Limited(Nomad and Joint Broker)||Tel: +44 (0) 207 628 2200|
|Lucy WilliamsCharles Goodfellow||Peterhouse Corporate FinanceLimited (Joint Broker)||Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 0930|
|Nick Bealer||Cornhill Capital (Joint Broker)||Tel: +44 (0) 207 710 9611|
|Frank Buhagiar||St Brides Partners Limited||Tel: +44 (0) 207 236 1177|
|Graham Smith||IOMA Fund & Investment Management Limited (Administrator)||Tel: +44 (0) 1624 681 250|
Statement of Comprehensive Income for the year ended 30 April 2015
|Profit on disposal of subsidiaries||–||45|
|Realised gain on sale of investments at fair value through profit or loss||4||219||–|
|Net investment profit||220||274|
|Administration fees and expenses||1||(303)||(894)|
|Foreign exchange loss||(39)||(81)|
|Loss for the year before taxation||(122)||(701)|
|Loss for the year||(122)||(701)|
|Basic and diluted loss per share||3||($0.001)||($0.004)|
Statement of Financial Position as at 30 April 2015
|Investments at fair value through profit or loss||4||179||751|
|Total non-current assets||179||751|
|Trade and other receivables||22||31|
|Cash and cash equivalents||354||97|
|Total current assets||376||128|
|Trade and other payables||(43)||(47)|
|Net asset value per share ($)||6||0.002||0.003|
Statement of Changes in Equity for the year ended 30 April 2015.
|Share Capital$’000||Share Premium$’000||Capital Redemption Reserve$’000||Distributable Reserve$’000||Foreign Currency TranslationReserve $’000||Total Equity$’000|
|Balance at 1 May 2013||2,643||–||277||5,091||2,184||10,195|
|Loss for the year||–||–||–||(701)||–||(701)|
|Redesignation of shares to nil par value||(2,643)||2,643||–||–||–||–|
|Release of Capital Redemption Reserve||–||–||(277)||277||–||–|
|Other comprehensive income|
|Realisation of translation reserves||–||–||–||2,184||(2,184)||–|
|Transactions with owners recorded directly in equity|
|Shares issue proceeds||–||1,508||–||–||–||1,508|
|Share issue costs||–||(296)||–||–||–||(296)|
|Balance at 30 April 2014||–||3,855||–||(3,023)||–||832|
|Share Premium$’000||Distributable Reserve$’000||TotalEquity$’000|
|Balance at 1 May 2014||3,855||(3,023)||832|
|Loss for the year||–||(122)||(122)|
|Transactions with owners recorded directly in equity|
|Share cancellation (Note 5)||(239)||–||(239)|
|Share based payments||–||41||41|
|Balance at 30 April 2015||3,616||(3,104)||512|
Statement of Cash Flows for the year ended 30 April 2015
|Cash flows from operating activities|
|Loss for the year||(122)||(700)|
|Profit on disposal of subsidiaries||–||(45)|
|Realised gain on sale of investments at fair valuethrough profit or loss||4||(219)||–|
|Share based payment expense||5||41||–|
|Foreign exchange differences||39||–|
|Write off of fixed assets||–||16|
|Changes in working capital|
|Change in trade and other receivables||9||78|
|Change in trade and other payables||(4)||(287)|
|Net cash flows used in operating activities||(257)||(942)|
|Cash flows from investing activities|
|Purchase of investments||–||(512)|
|Proceeds on sale of investment||551||9,516|
|Net cash flows generated from investing activities||552||9,008|
|Cash flows from financing activities|
|Net cash flows used in financing activities||–||(8,901)|
|Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents||295||(835)|
|Cash and cash equivalents at start of year||97||932|
|Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash held||(38)||–|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of year||354||97|
Significant non-cash transactions:
Part of the consideration for the sale of the Company’s interest in Carbon Investment was shares in Balamara with a value of USD 1,099,000. As part of the sale of the Company’s investment in Carbon Investment, 20,000,000 shares were cancelled with a value of USD 239,000.
Notes to the Financial Statements for the year ended 30 April 2015
The financial information set out above does not comprise the Company’s statutory accounts. The Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 30 April 2015 have been filed with the Registrar of Companies. The Independent Auditors’ Report on the Annual Report and Financial Statement for the year ended 30 April 2015 was unqualified, did not draw attention to any matters by way of emphasis, and did not contain a statement under 498(2) or 498(3) of the Companies Act 2006.
The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRSs”), as adopted by the EU.
1 Administration fees and expenses
Administration fees and expenses consist of the following:
|Directors’ fees (Note 7)||83||232|
|Options expense (Note 5)||41||–|
The Company is resident for tax purposes in the Isle of Man and is subject to Isle of Man income tax at the current rate of 0%.
The Company has invested in a company resident in Australia and will be subject to tax on distributions and gains levied by those jurisdictions.
3 Loss per share
Basic loss per share is calculated by dividing the net loss attributable to shareholders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the year.
|Loss attributable to shareholders ($’000)||(122)||(701)|
|Weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue (thousands)||238,480||165,487|
|Basic loss per share||($0.001)||($0.004)|
There were 37,250,462 warrants in issue at the 30 April 2015 (2014: 37,250,462 warrants in issue). These are not dilutive as a loss was incurred for the year.
There were 31,000,000 options in issue at the 30 April 2015 (2014: 6,000,000 options in issue). These are not dilutive as a loss was incurred for the year.
4 Investments at fair value through profit or loss
|Investments at fair value through profit or loss opening balance||751||–|
|Purchase of investments||1,099||751|
|Sale of investments (proceeds)||(1,890)||–|
|Realised gain on sale of investments||219||–|
|Investments at fair value through profit or loss closing balance||179||751|
There was one investment held at the year-end:
On 18 December 2013 the Company entered an Option Agreement with Balamara to farm into its Peelwood concession located in NSW, Australia. Under the agreement the Company, could earn into 49% of Peelwood. This option was partly exercised on 28 January 2014 earning the Company 20% of the concession at a cost of AUD 200,000 or USD 179,000. Further rights to exercise options have now lapsed. The investment remainsvalued at the cost of AUD at the year-end, being the Directors best estimate of fair value.
- a) Fair value estimation
Financial instruments held by the Company carried at fair value comprise one unquoted investment. The Company measures fair value by using the following fair value hierarchy:
Level 1: Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;
Level 2: Inputs other than quoted prices included within level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability either directly (that is, as prices) or indirectly (that is, derived from prices); and
Level 3: Inputs for the asset or liability that are not based on observable market data (that is, unobservable inputs).
The fair value of financial instruments that are not traded in an active market is determined using valuation techniques. These valuation techniques maximise the use of observable market data where it is available and rely as little as possible on entity specific estimates. Where investments have recently been made the cost of the transaction is deemed the best evidence of market value in the absence of any significant changes. If all significant inputs required to fair value an instrument are observable, the instrument is included in level 2; otherwise they are classified as level 3.
All the Company’s investments are included within level 3 and are designated financial assets at fair value through profit or loss:
Level 3 inputs
The following table gives information about how the fair values of Company investments are determined (in particular, the valuation techniques and inputs used).
|Assets and liabilities||Nature of investment||Fair value as at 30 April 2015||Valuation techniques and key inputs||Significant unobservable input|
|Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss||20% of equity investment in Peelwood||USD 179,000||Market approach- last transaction of investment||Last transaction price i.e, cost|
Last transaction price was the Company’s purchase price, which the Directors consider represents fair value.
5 Equity Reserves
|Number of shares|
|Issued ordinary shares at nil par value||261,897,303||252,714,628|
All shares are fully paid and each ordinary share carries one vote.
25,000,000 options were granted during the period, 20,000,000 were granted to Directors of the Company. These were valued at USD 41,000 (0.107 pence per share). They were granted on 4 February 2015 and are exercisable for a period of two years from the issue date at a price of 0.175 pence per share, being the mid-market price at the date granted. 6,000,000 options were granted during the prior year period, these were valued at nil. They were granted on 9 December 2013 and are exercisable for a period of two years from the issue date at a price of 2 pence per share.
Options have been valued using the Black-Scholes model. No options have been exercised at the Balance Sheet date.
No warrants were granted during the period. 37,250,462 warrants were issued on 9 December 2013 and are exercisable for a period of two years from the issue date at a price of 2 pence per share. Warrants have been valued using the Black-Scholes model. No warrants have been exercised at the Balance Sheet date.
Please refer to the Directors’ Report for details of shares, options and warrants held by the Directors at 30 April 2014 and 2015.
(a) Share Premium
On 17 February 2014 the Company issued 20,000,000 ordinary shares at a price of 0.715 pence per share as part-consideration for the purchase of 10% equity in Carbon Investment. On 14 July 2014 the Company sold its investment in Carbon Investments to Balamara. The 20,000,000 ordinary shares previously issued were cancelled and returned to the Company. The cost of USD 239,000 of these shares was removed from equity and included as a realised gain on sale of investments.
The Company and YAGM entered into an Equity Swap Agreement on 13 March 2014 over 27,586,207 Company shares held by YAGM. The cumulative liability of GBP 47,000 generated under the Swap Agreement up to 31 March 2015 representing a return of funds to YAGM based on the share price performance of the Company was settled on 14 April 2015 by the issue 29,182,675 new ordinary shares in the Company a price of 0.1607 pence per share to YAGM. As at 30 April 2015 YAGM held 36,079,225 ordinary shares in the Company, representing 13.78% of the issued shares. The Final settlement date of the Swap Agreement was 30 June 2015, however on 19 May 2015 it was confirmed by YAGM that the final settlement date would be changed to 30 April 2015 and the liability of GBP 25,517 for the month of April 2015 would be waived. Subsequent to the year end YAGM have sold all their shares in the Company.
6 Net asset value (NAV) per share
The NAV per share is calculated by dividing the net assets attributable to the equity holders of the Company at the end of the year by the number of shares in issue.
|Number of shares in issue||261,897,303||252,714,628|
|NAV per share||$0.002||$0.003|
7 Directors’ remuneration
Fees earned during the year and previous year are as below:
|Josef (Yossi) Raucher (up to 13 December 2013)||–||102|
|Timothy Walker (up to 13 December 2013)||–||12|
|Eitan Milgram (up to 13 December 2013)||–||102|
For details of shares, options and warrants held by Directors during the period and at the Balance Sheet date please refer to the Directors Report.
8 Subsequent events
On 30 April 2015 the Company entered into a Participation Agreement (“the Agreement”) with Northcote Energy Limited (“Northcote”), which came into effect on 1 May 2015. The agreement entitles Northcote to participate up to 12.5% in any of the Company’s Indonesian investments over 5 years from the date of the Agreement (see Corsair Assignment Agreement below for further details). In return Northcote will pay a proportionate share of all project costs. Northcote has subscribed for 50,000,000 shares in the Company post year-end.
On 6 May 2015 50,000,000 ordinary shares in the Company were issued at a price of 0.2 pence per share for gross proceeds of GBP 100,000.
On 8 May 2015 the Company entered into a loan agreement with Corsair Petroleum (Singapore) Pte Limited to provide Corsair with an unsecured loan of USD 25,000. The loan bears interest of 5% per annum payable on repayment of the loan. Full repayment of the principal amount plus accrued interest will be made by 8 May 2016.
On 12 May 2015 trading in the Company’s shares was suspended from the AIM pending the conclusion of the Company’s negotiations and entering into the Corsair Assignment Agreement. Trading was resumed on 11 June 2015.
On 19 May 2015 it was confirmed by YAGM that the final settlement date of the Swap Agreement in place between YAGM and the Company would be changed to 30 April 2015 and the liability of GBP 25,517 for the month of April 2015 would be waived. See Note 5 for further details.
On 4 June 2015 the Company entered into an Assignment Agreement with Corsair for a 70% participating interest in PT Wangsa Energi Prakarsa, which will apply for two Indonesian gas concessions. Under the terms of the Assignment Agreement the purchase price will total GBP 500,000, which will be provided through the issuance of Company shares to Corsair, plus share options in the Company equal to 20% of the issued share capital after the issuance of the 31,250,000 ordinary shares detailed below In return the Company has the right to 90% of the available cash flows from the Project until the full cost of the investment plus an internal rate of return of 9% is received by the Company. Once this value of distributions has been received by the Company CEB, distributions to the Company will revert to its 70% participating interest. Corsair has the right to 10% of the available cash flows from the Project, until the full cost of their investment is received, then it will revert to its 5% participating interest. The full payment of the investment is subject to certain conditions being met, and the purchase price will be paid in tranches as each condition is fulfilled as detailed below:
– Execution of the Assignment Agreement
– Purchase of one concession
– Purchase of two concessions
– Gross production from the Project exceeding an average of 400 barrels of equivalent oil for a period of 30 days
The first condition was met on 4 June 2015, and 31,250,000 Company shares at 0.4 pence per share were issued to fulfil the first tranche payment of GBP 125,000 on 11 June 2015. In addition, 34,344,865 share options were issued at an exercisable price of 0.4 pence per share, which can be exercised up to 4 June 2018. These options were valued at the issue date using the Black-Scholes model at GBP 100,000. If the Company purchases a concession, such a transaction will be treated as a reverse takeover under Rule 14 of the AIM rules. This will represent a fundamental change to the Company’s business from an investing company to a gas and oil company, which will be subject to shareholder approval.
On 5 June 2015 David Whitby was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. David Whitby is a beneficial owner of Corsair. Through his beneficial ownership of Corsair David Whitby owns 7,812,500 shares in the Company which were issued on 4 June 2015.
On 10 June 2015 the Company entered into a loan agreement with Corsair to provide Corsair with an unsecured loan of USD 250,000. The loan bears interest of 5% per annum payable on repayment of the loan. Full repayment of the principal amount plus accrued interest will be made by 10 June 2016.
On 11 June 2015 370,000,000 ordinary shares were issued for trading at a price of 0.4 pence per share, raising gross proceeds of GBP 1,500,000. Of these 50,000,000 were subscribed to by Northcote.
On 15 July 2015 the Company entered into a loan agreement with Corsair to provide Corsair with an unsecured loan of USD 225,000. The loan bears interest of 5% per annum payable on repayment of the loan. Full repayment of the principal amount plus accrued interest will be made by 15 July 2016.
9 Availability of Report and Accounts
The Report and Accounts will be available from the Company’s registered office at IOMA House, Hope Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1AP and on the Company’s website www.cebresources.com shortly.
CEB Resources plc, the AIM listed resource investment company, is pleased to announce that it has raised £1.5 million by way of a placing at 0.4p per share. In addition, it has entered into an agreement with Corsair Petroleum (Singapore) Pte Ltd whereby Corsair has agreed to assign a participating interest in a vehicle which intends to consider and if applicable, apply for two oil and gas concessions in Indonesia. Additionally, Mr David Whitby, one of the partners in Corsair, has been appointed to the board of the Company as Chief Executive Officer.
The Company has completed a placing of 375,000,000 ordinary shares in the Company at a price of 0.4p per share, conducted by Cornhill Capital. The gross proceeds of the Placing are £1.5 million, which will be used to provide additional working capital, to implement the Company’s investing policy and, if the application is made and is successful, to acquire the oil and gas concessions.
Under the agreement with Corsair, Corsair has agreed to assign to CEB an interest in a contract it has with PT Wangsa Energi Prakarsa (“Wangsa”) to consider and if applicable, apply for two oil and gas concessions in Indonesia. Under the agreement, if either or both applications are made and successful, CEB has agreed to fund 100% of the agreed due diligence, acquisition and development costs in return for 90% of all distributions to participating interests from the projects until the total distributions paid to it and Corsair are equal to the Investment and the Company has received a 9% internal rate of return on the Investment. Thereafter, CEB would be entitled to a 70% participating interest in the assets. Corsair is entitled to 10% of all distributions until full payout when it would revert to a 5% participating interest.
Pursuant to the Assignment Agreement, CEB has agreed to issue 31,250,000 ordinary shares in CEB to Corsair and to grant it options over 34,344,865 ordinary shares in CEB, exercisable at 0.4p per share until the third anniversary of the Assignment Agreement. In the event that Corsair is successful in the acquisition of at least one concession, it will issue up to 93,750,000 ordinary shares in CEB and up to 103,034,596 Options in three equal instalments on the following events occurring:
- the acquisition of one concession;
- the acquisition of a second concession;
- gross production from projects in which CEB has an economic interest exceeding 400 boepd.
Corsair is a private company incorporated in Singapore and it is beneficially owned by Simon Gorringe, Chris Newport, Ross Warner and David Whitby in equal proportions. It has experience of evaluating, acquiring and developing oil and gas assets in Indonesia where it has a small and experienced team of oil and gas professionals.
Should the Company be successful in its application for a concession, the transaction will represent a fundamental change in its business and thus be treated as a reverse under Rule 14 of the AIM Rules. It will therefore publish an admission document at the time and seek shareholder consent to the change in business from an investing company to an oil and gas company.
There is no guarantee that any application will be made for a concession and, if made, that it will be successful. As noted above, the acquisition of a concession would be treated as a reverse subject to shareholder approval and it is likely that, in order to develop a concession, the Company will need to raise further funds at that time, which may dilute the interests of shareholders.
Following completion of the Placing, the company will have net assets of approximately US$2.7 million (£1.8 million), comprising cash balances of US$2.5 million (£1.7 million) and a 20% interest in the Peelwood project, which is a copper-nickel play in NSW, Australia, which has a carrying value of US$180,000 (£117,000). The Company continues to evaluate the level of its investment in the Peelwood project in light of current market conditions.
Appointment of David Whitby
David Whitby is a highly experienced oil and gas professional with a proven track record of success, particularly in Indonesia. He has an in-depth understanding of the region’s corporate practices having had leadership roles in major onshore gas developments in Indonesia which now produce a cumulative 1.5 Bcf/d to domestic and foreign customers.
As well as Indonesia, Mr Whitby has experience in developing early stage oil and gas businesses into significant companies including as CEO of Nido Petroleum Ltd.
Mr Whitby began his career with Husky Oil in Canada as a field engineer in their Lloydminster heavy oil operations progressing to the Reservoir Engineering manager in head office in Calgary. In 1990, he joined Asamara (Gulf Canada) in Indonesia to develop its gas discovery in South Sumatra. In 1994, Dave re-joined Husky in Canada as the VP of Heavy Oil and it returned to profitability. Upon successful completion of that project, Mr Whitby returned to Indonesia as VP – Gas Development to lead a project delivering gas to Singapore, West Java, Batam and to other industrial consumers.
Agreement with Northcote Energy Ltd
CEB and NCT have agreed that NCT will be entitled to participate in any of CEB’s investments in Indonesia for a term of 5 years from the date of the Agreement. NCT’s participation would be up to 12.5% of CEB’s participation in return for which NCT would pay its proportional share of all costs.
NCT has subscribed for 50,000,000 ordinary shares in CEB pursuant to the Placing, as a result of which its holding will be 6.6% on completion of the Placing and the Assignment Agreement.
Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange for the admission of the Placing Shares and the Consideration Shares (together, “New Ordinary Shares”) to trading on AIM (“Admission”) and it is expected that Admission will occur and that trading in the New Ordinary Shares will commence at 8.00 am on 11 June 2015. The New Ordinary Shares will rank pari passu in all respects with the Company’s existing issued ordinary shares.
Following Admission of the New Ordinary Shares the Company will have an enlarged issued share capital of 718,147,303 ordinary shares.
Lifting of suspension of trading in the Company’s ordinary shares
The suspension of trading in the Company’s ordinary shares will be lifted with effect from 07.30am on 11 June 2015, the date of admission of the New Ordinary Shares.
Fundamental changes of business
The Company announced on 1 April 2015 that it had sold its remaining shares in Balamara Resources Limited. It has come to the Company’s attention that on disposing of this investment that under the AIM Rules it is deemed to have disposed of substantially all of its investments. The Company therefore has 12 months from the date at which it disposed of this investment to implement its investing policy, which is available to view on the Company’s website.
Disclosures under Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules:
The following information is required to be disclosed under Schedule 2, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.
Mr David Robert Whitby, aged 59, holds or has held the following directorships and/or partnerships in the previous five years:
Gas Strategies PTE Ltd
Nido Petroleum Limited
Just Developments Northsea Holding B.V.
Xstate Resources Limited
Through his beneficial interest in Corsair Mr Whitby will own 7,812,500 ordinary shares in CEB (1.09% of the enlarged issued share capital).
There are no other matters which are required to be announced with regard to the appointment of Mr Whitby under paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules.
Commenting on the announcement Chairman of CEB, Cameron Pearce, said, “We are delighted with the support we have received from existing and new investors in the Placing, which will greatly increase our financial reserves. If Corsair is successful in its application for one or more concessions, we would have the opportunity to participate in a highly prospective oil and gas region in Indonesia. I am also delighted to welcome David to the team – he has an exceptional pedigree in Indonesia.”
For further information:
CEB Resources plc
Cameron Pearce / Jeremy King 01624 681 1250
Sanlam Securities UK Limited (Nomad and Joint Broker)
Lindsay Mair / Andrew Wagstaff 020 7628 2200
Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited (Joint Broker)
Lucy Williams / Charles Goodfellow 020 7469 0930
Cornhill Capital Limited (Joint Broker)
Nick Bealer 020 7710 9611
Alan Green 07976 431608